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October 28, 2014 Press Release


October 27th, 2014

The Honorable Shaun Donovan


Office of Management and Budget

Executive Office of the President

Washington, DC 20210


Dear Director Donovan:

September 16, 2014 Press Release

STATEMENT By Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)


SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Over the past year and a half, our campaign to Change the Mascot of the Washington NFL franchise has grown into a movement.  And for that I want to thank the Oneida Nation and NCAI for their tremendous leadership.

August 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to media requests for comment, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding an August 1, 2014, letter from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.  The letter addressed the impending visit of the Washington NFL franchise to TCF Bank Stadium to play the Minnesota Vikings.

June 12, 2014 Press Release


Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Native Contract and Rate Expenditure (CARE) Act (H.R. 4843), a bill that will provide an additional 250,000 physician services annually for Native Americans through payment reforms within the Indian Health Service (IHS). 

November 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, participated in a ceremony today that honored Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Medals were presented to members of 25 tribes today, and additional tribal nations will be honored as their medals are finalized. The Representatives released a joint statement in honor of the historic occasion:

October 18, 2013 Statements For the Record


Governor Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155


Attorney General Lori Swanson
102 State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

October 7, 2013 Speech


[Remarks as prepared]

Good morning. It is my honor to be here today to support the “Change the Mascot” campaign.  Let me thank Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation for his leadership and the tremendous effort put forth by his community. 

September 13, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 13, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington Post calls Red*****’ name “a racial slur of Native Americans so offensive that it should no longer be tolerated”

August 6, 2013 e-Newsletter

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